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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-26-2013, 11:39 AM
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Views: 4,097
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Lack of power/stumble-SPARK PLUG WET WITH FUEL

94 325i. So I can detect a slight loss of power and "stumble" while driving or reving the car. I pulled the plugs and they are all good EXCEPT #5 cyl is wet with fuel. This has been the case over a...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-18-2013, 10:46 AM
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Views: 634
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Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-19-2013, 06:47 PM
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Views: 773
Posted By utgrad
WTB within 4 hr drive of Nashville, TN - 92-95 E36 SEDAN 325i 6cyl car

No light color/tan interior or black/green exterior cars. Clear title cars only. Please send description and asking price, thanks!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-06-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By utgrad
NASHVILLE - 19 M5 replica wheels for 528i E39

Hello, I was planning to put these wheels on my 97 BMW 528i, but have decided to keep it stock instead because Im modifying my Miata.

1. 19 M5 replica wheels - These wheels are beautiful, great...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 06-06-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By utgrad
BMW 528i H&R springs & Eibach swaybars

Hello, I was planning to use these parts on my 97 BMW 528i, but have decided to keep it stock instead because Im modifying my Miata.

1. Eibach Anti-sway bar kit (front and rear bars) fits the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,144
Posted By utgrad
Anyone heard of TruckTec suspension parts? From VINES Automotive

Did searches and couldn't come up with anything...Vines has a good price on front suspension components and the guy I emailed said they were made by a German company called Trucktec...I know everyone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By utgrad
It was the fuel pump fuse in the trunk!!! I...

It was the fuel pump fuse in the trunk!!! I checked the fuse when this happened and it looked fine! I then had the car towed to my house for $60 :mad

Today I got out there to fix the car and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By utgrad
Thanks guys, but touching the cables together...

Thanks guys, but touching the cables together didn't work (well the wouldnt actually touch each other because the cables weren't long enough, but I put a wrench between them)...anyway, I'll check out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By utgrad
Car wouldn't start after emissions guy plugged in his scan tool!!!! HELP!

OK, went to the emissions place to get it checked this morning-My car has NEVER had a problem starting...the guy plugs into the ODB, starts the car it runs for a minute, then he turns it off and then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By utgrad
You might want to join the Boston chapter of the...

You might want to join the Boston chapter of the BMWCCA because they have associated shops where you can get a discount...will probably save more than the membership fee...I'm assuming you're talking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By utgrad
I knew people who towed jet skis easily with...

I knew people who towed jet skis easily with their 300zx...a 530 should do it no problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By utgrad
That's a tranny made by GM...just get any decent...

That's a tranny made by GM...just get any decent shop to rebuild it-I wouldn't spend the money at a BMW dealer unless you're just made of money.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,559
Posted By utgrad
Even though the CEL is not currently on, I'm...

Even though the CEL is not currently on, I'm going to Autozone today to see if any codes come up, then I'll check back. If I buy the Magnaflow universal fit cat converters, how much work is involved...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,559
Posted By utgrad
I think my catalytic converter might be clogged on my 97 528i ...help

Ok, had a cat code come on a few times after long highway trips, just reset the code and it would only come back after making a long trip, not on local driving...cats make a "rattling" noise when the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,170
Posted By utgrad
The high RPM shifting during warmup is normal,...

The high RPM shifting during warmup is normal, mine does that too-won't shift until around 3k rpm...I don't think you have a vanos issue, from what i've seen most problems are with double vanos which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By utgrad
Yeah, I would recommend Borla...have had them on...

Yeah, I would recommend Borla...have had them on a few cars...and they are not real loud and pretty reasonably priced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,535
Posted By utgrad
I love the fairing on my Thule rack...it's SO...

I love the fairing on my Thule rack...it's SO QUIET! ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By utgrad
Yep, the auto is...uses Dexron III fluid...the...

Yep, the auto is...uses Dexron III fluid...the tranny is the GM 4L30E (A4S 270R)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By utgrad
Yeah, I would say the price is too...

Yeah, I would say the price is too high-ESPECIALLY if it doesnt have the cold weather package...I got mine on ebay for $5500 with little less than 180k and it had everything except hi-end radio PLUS...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By utgrad
Probably a good time to buy a turkey baster, suck...

Probably a good time to buy a turkey baster, suck all the atf (now atf/oil mix) out, and replace with new ATF
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By utgrad
I got 50w bulbs at the auto parts store, they're...

I got 50w bulbs at the auto parts store, they're a lot brighter than the stock bulbs...also, take your bulb in to match up the mounting prongs and depth of the replacement bulb...the bulb type number...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By utgrad
You can take your car to an AC shop, have them...

You can take your car to an AC shop, have them evacuate the system...you fix the compressor...then take it back and they'll pull a vacuum and recharge the system...you'll save the labor on replacing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By utgrad
Well, you'll scare off a lot of buyers if the AC...

Well, you'll scare off a lot of buyers if the AC doesn't work properly...I would have it fixed before selling.

I have never changed this part, but look into changing it yourself...you can get the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,694
Posted By utgrad
After being parked, mine read 109 F...went down...

After being parked, mine read 109 F...went down while driving to around 105...hi today supposedly was 103 so I guess it reads a little high
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By utgrad
I'm pretty sure most other surfaces in the car...

I'm pretty sure most other surfaces in the car are some type of plastic/vinyl...I never use anything to clean...just a damp rag...sometimes I'll use 303 aerospace protectant for the dash...heard a...
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